Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For all haue sinned, and come short of the glory of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;
- Basic English Bible

for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Darby Bible

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Webster's Bible

for all alike have sinned, and all consciously come short of the glory of God,
- Weymouth Bible

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- World English Bible

For alle men synneden, and han nede to the glorie of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

for all did sin, and are come short of the glory of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:23


3:23 For all have sinned - In Adam, and in their own persons; by a sinful nature, sinful tempers, and sinful actions. And are fallen short of the glory of God - The supreme end of man; short of his image on earth, and the enjoyment of him in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:23


Ro 3:23 For all have sinned. This has been already shown. And come short of the glory of God. Wycliffe says, "Have need of the glory of God". I believe this suggests the idea. Man was made originally in the image of God. He was then sinless. No sinner is in the Divine image. All have sinned, and to have the divine likeness restored, need to have their sins blotted out. Until this is done they come short of the glory of God.

Discussion for Romans 3

  • Edna
    GOD HAS THE RIGHT TO SHOUT OUT AND BOAST OF HIS GREAT SALVATION ONLY HE CAN GIVE LAWS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Word of God confirms that "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus". We should depend ONLY on Jesus' Blood to wipe away our sins and unrighteousness.
  • Ray321
    Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. How do we know if we have sin in our lives, the LAW. The Law let's us know our sins. As long we have the flesh of this world, we will still sin, but the Word of God can cleanse it. Ephesians 5:26
  • Charles B Mountain
    Because God's chosen people,the Jews, rejected Christ as the messiah,he opened the the door of salvation to the Gentiles also. We are all one in Christ Jesus,if we believe and are baptized into Christ, according to the plan of salvation, and live our life by his word.Using God's word, as it is written, to govern our lives and guide us,all may experience Christianity and be acceptable.
  • Irene123
    Bruce - Of course I knew that, and so does Mike Wms. I agree, it could have been stated better - now that you made me look at it from a different angle. But, the 'main' point of the statement is not the redeeming, but the ecumenical 'reforming' of the world. That's what Ch. Sheldon wanted to do. He just didn't understand 'salvation'.
  • Bruce
    Irene: Christ is The only One who Redeems. Without His Blood there's no Salvation. Verse 24 says: Redemption is in Christ Jesus. The Mission of True Believers is to Tell Others The Way of Salvation. We are The The Only Light in this World of Darkness